Fun stuff: David Bowie’s Space Oddity in real space

May 14, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.

With thanks to Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran, Andrew Tidby and Evan Hadfield for all their hard work.

Captioning kindly provided by CHS (www.chs.ca)

Find out more:

Twitter: twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AstronautChrisHadfield?

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Google+: plus.google.com/113978637743265603454/po­­sts/p/pub

Smule | Strum App – Turn your life into a music video

December 15, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Download Strum for FREE for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch! http://bit.ly/Strum_YT

Turn your life into a music video!

Introducing Strum, a new app that transforms your video into a music video in just seconds. Smule’s advanced audio filters automatically compose music to match your video. With over 20 different visual and audio styles, from simple background melodies to outrageous remixes, you will create a unique experience every time. Share your videos with your friends, and follow creative people from all over the world. Each day, discover inspiring new videos from the Strum community.

Check back frequently for new and limited-time filters!

Music toys: QUICKSHOT STUDIO 4 (1988)

October 26, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s a nice new toy demo from Analog Audio, details below:

Are you tired of cold, digital sounding recordings? The fully analogue QuickShot Studio 4 allows you to bring back the warmth of analogue in your recordings. The Studio 4 contains a great mixing console, a tape recorder, a microphone and very useful effects for the daily studio work…

QuickShot has also produced other high quality studio equipment like the “Sound Machine”. This is a similar machine, just instead of the effects it contains a synthesizer ;-).

It came with shoulder straps, microphone and headphones.

As a kid I always wanted it, but nobody wanted to buy it for me… my parents had no clue how important analog recording to me was :-)

The Beer Cans Keyboard Movie

October 23, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Do you have any idea of what you get if you combine 44 beer cans with an Arduino board and a Raspberry PI ?

We will tell you : fantastic user engagement!

We did this at Webstock, event which took place in Bucharest in September. Staropramen, one of the sponsors of the event asked us for an innovative way to offer a trip to Prague to one of the event’s guests.

So, we came up with a keyboard made out of 44 Staropramen beer cans. Each beer can was a key, and whenever someone touched it, the corresponding letter appeared on a large plasma screen (just like any regular computer keyboard).

And the surprise was fantastic! The user experience and engagement overcame any expectation. Every single person who attended Webstock tried the keyboard and participated to the contest.

Behind the scene, the system is built around an Arduino board and a few capacitive controllers (just like the ones which are inside smartphones’ touch screens), connected to a Raspberry PI board which controls the plasma screen display.

A movie and some photos took during the event can be found here -
robofun.ro/create/beer-keyboard (feel free to use them if you want).

Webstock is the biggest blogging and social media event in Romania. Find out more about Webstock here – webstock.ro .

Robofun Create is a Romanian company specialised in creating cool on-demand technology products. Find out more about Robofun Create here – robofun.ro/create .

Tiny TV and the Raspberry synth

October 6, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“I hooked up a USB bus-powered tiny TV to Piana. Now the little children of Stonehenge can play synthesizers. Or they could if I could find a similarly tiny keyboard.”

Nice synth watch accessory :-)

October 3, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Needless to say – you cannot actually play it (as we have been informed), but still – pretty nice watch

Cat Synth – actually using a real cat as a synthesizer

September 29, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s what Aaron Apter has to say about this nice experiment:

“My cat Vincent is actually a synthesizer. A fluffy, orange synthesizer. I’m using Impaktor, which captures Vince’s acoustic impulses and uses them to excite various sound modules. With the aid of my iPad, Vinny and I kick out some jams. For more info on my other iOS music ventures, visit www.aaronapter.com”

Real mobile music studio :: test jam!

August 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background information:

welcome to my house/mobile studio! just giving her a test jam out! :) hope you enjoy! Everything played live and fully improvised, no sequencing or loops were used.
http://www.noisyvagabond.com

AutoRap – Even Superheroes Can Rap!

July 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

AutoRap – search for it in the App Store and Google Play Store!

Download AutoRap for FREE for iPhone and iPad: http://bit.ly/AutoRapSuperheroes
Download AutoRap for FREE for Android devices: http://bit.ly/AutoRapSuperheroesAndroid

YO. This is AutoRap. It turns speech into rap and corrects bad rapping.

With Smule’s patent-pending “rappification” technology, AutoRap maps the syllables of your speech to any beat, creating a unique rap every time.

Talk into the app, and AutoRap magically morphs your speech into a legit rap. Create your own original rap songs with Freestyle Beats, or use Premium Songs from artists like Snoop Dogg and Nicki Minaj, to AutoRap with the songs you know and love.

Fun stuff: Digital Puppet Instrument – Played by opening its mouth

June 23, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Digital Puppet Instrument Is Played by Opening Its Mouth
http://www.diginfo.tv/v/12-0122-n-en.php

DigInfo TV – http://diginfo.tv

Keromin is played by opening the puppet’s mouth to vary the pitch. Rhythm and volume can also be controlled, using switches on the puppet’s arms.

Keromin runs on four AA batteries, and it can deliver an audio output. There’s a speaker built into Keromin’s belly, too.

“You can also vary the pitch with one puppet. If you flick the switch, you get a fixed sound when the mouth is open. So, you can set each puppet to make a different sound, and play them like hand-bells. Basically, there are two versions. The big one here is Keromin, and the little one with a speaker is called Kokeromin.”

Keromin is priced at 49,875 yen, or $620, and Kokeramin at 9,980 yen, or $125.

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